Glenwood replacing failing green ash trees on Grand Avenue |

Glenwood replacing failing green ash trees on Grand Avenue

Crews work to remove specific trees along Grand Avenue in downtown Glenwood on a rainy Wednesday afternoon.
Chelsea Self / Post Independent

Weather permitting, the city of Glenwood Springs will finish removing and replacing several failing green ash trees along Grand Avenue on Thursday.

According to public information officer Sarah Derrigan, 10 green ash trees needed removal due to significant canopy loss.

“All 10 trees that were removed are being replaced with Sienna Glen Maple Trees,” Derrigan said.

The work, which has occurred predominately along the 800 and 900 blocks of Grand Avenue should conclude Thursday, pending favorable weather conditions.

“Crews have completed the replacement of trees on the west side of Grand Avenue and have moved on to the east side,” Derrigan said.

As of late Wednesday afternoon, crews had successfully removed all of the failing green ash trees on Grand Avenue’s east side and would finish planting new Sienna Glen Maple trees on Thursday.

According to Derrigan, lane closures will not be required Thursday to finish the planting.

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